2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books Saturday Authors and Illustrators

Join these authors and illustrators at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books SCBWI LA booth 831. Buy books and art, get autographs, and enjoy one of the largest celebrations of books in the country. We’ll see you at USC, April 9th & 10th. Insider tip: don’t drive. Parking is impossible. Take the train!

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Saturday Authors and Illustrators

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Saturday – Table 1
10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm
(Click on a name in red for more information)
Barbara Kolberg
10 – 11:50
Susan J. Berger
12 – 12:50
Derek Taylor Kent
1 – 1:50
Elizabeth Briggs
2 – 2:50
Toni Gallagher
3 – 3:50
Maiya Williams
4 – 6:00
Dr. Barbara Christie
10 – 11:50
Rita Lossett
12 – 12:50
Tracy Leshay
1 – 2:50
Charissa Sims
3 – 4:50
Paula D. Golden
5 – 6:00
Glenda Armand
10 – 11:50
April Halprin
Wayland

12 – 1:50
R.S. Mellette
2 – 3:50
April Seojin Lee
4 – 6:00
Saturday – Table 2
10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm
(Click on a name in red for more information)
Rebecca Jordan-Glum
10 – 11:50
Joan Bransfield
Graham

12 – 1:50
Kristin Riddick
2 – 3:50
Ernest Chambers
4 – 6:00
Lisa Gail Green
10 – 10:50
Tricia Cerrone
11 – 12:50
Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg
1 – 2:50
Ashlyn Anstee
3 – 4:50

5 – 6:00
Sarah Skilton
10 – 10:50
Robin Yardi
11 – 12:50
John Lanza
1 – 1:50
Roxanne Beck
2 – 2:50
T. Katz
3 – 3:50
Lucy Ravitch
4 – 6:00

Ashlyn Anstee

Signing Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:50pm

Ashlyn Anstee grew up in a rainy city, traveled to a snowy city, and then settled in a sunny city, where she works as a story artist for animation. She has two thumbs, and neither of them are green. Simon & Schuster published her first book, Are We There, Yeti?, as well as her second book No, No, Gnome!, both of which she wrote and illustrated.

Click here to learn more about Ashlyn Anstee

Glenda Armand

Signing Saturday from 10:00am – 11:50am

After teaching grades pre-Kindergarten through twelve, and serving as a school librarian in Los Angeles, Glenda now keeps busy gardening, substitute teaching, and of course, writing.

Her first book, Love Twelve Miles Long, was published by Lee and Low Books in November 2011. A New Voices Award winner about Frederick Douglass, it tells the story of his mother’s late night walks, twelve miles one way, to visit her son. Her walks, after having worked all day in the corn fields of her master’s plantation, let young Frederick know that he was loved.

Her second book, Ira’s Shakespeare Dream, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, was published in 2015. It tells the story of Ira Aldridge and how the nineteenth century, African American defied all odds and became a famous Shakespearean actor.

Click here to learn more about Glenda Armand

Purchase Love Twelve Miles Long and Ira’s Shakespeare Dream

Roxanne Beck

Signing Saturday from 2:00pm – 2:50pm

Roxanne Beck’s first children’s book, Caterpillarland (Chakra 4 Publishing), was released in 2015. A freelance screenwriter and voice actor, she holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television (2013). While at UCLA she was the recipient of the Oliver’s Prize for Best Family or Animation Screenplay for the screenplay version of Caterpillarland and a Humanitas Drama Fellowship nominee for her sci-fi script, The Intenders. Her short film Miss Famous (executive produced by James Franco and starring Kristen Wiig) was an official selection at four film festivals in 2015, including the Palm Springs Shortfest and the California Independent Film Festival. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Click here to learn more about Roxanne Beck and Caterpillarland

Click here to purchase Caterpillarland

Susan J. Berger

Signing Saturday from 12:00pm – 12:50pm

Susan J. Berger is an author and actor.

Her latest book is Earthquake 2nd edition, a simple explanation of earthquakes for grades 2-4 and is full of factoids, experiments and preparation tips.

Susan has two other picture books out: Jamie’s Dream, co-written with her then 9 year-old son Christopher Corbin and illustrated by Kim Sponaugle, and Growing Up Dreams illustrated by Samantha Bell. Her great American Novel Log on Log awaits publication at Beach Lane Books. And Mom is there a Santa, illustrated by K.C. Snider will be released in time for Christmas.

Time and Forever, written as Susan B. James was a 2015 finalist in the Golden Quill for Best First Book. The RONE Awards as Best Time Travel novel.

Her recent acting credits include, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, 2 Broke Girls, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories and an unreleased episode of Ray Donovan.

Click here to purchase Earthquake

Elizabeth Briggs

Signing Saturday from 2:00pm – 2:50pm

Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She’s the author of the young adult time travel thriller Future Shock and the Chasing The Dream adult romance series. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs.

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Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg

Signing Saturday from 1:00pm – 2:50pm

Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg’s debut children’s book, Felicity the Dragon, was released in September 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group imprint Taylor Trade Publishing and her 2nd children’s book, Sea of Echoes, was released in November 2015 by Taylor Trade Publishing. Briggs-Greenberg conceived of, wrote the story outline and found the writer, J. Mac Reed, and illustrated Sea of Echoes. Briggs-Greenberg is also a fine artist. Her work has appeared in various television series and movies as well as several art exhibitions. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, the International Women’s Writers Guild and the Laguna Plein Aire Painters Association. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, two children, and a cat. Briggs-Greenberg has an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Click here to learn more about Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg

Purchase Felicity the Dragon and Sea of Echoes from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Tricia Cerrone

Signing Saturday from 11:00am – 12:50pm

Tricia Cerrone is a multi-award winning author and a Walt Disney Imagineer. Her current project, The Black Swan Files, is a near future, young adult series about a teenage girl who has the makings of a new breed of superhero. Glimmer, the first in the series, is a thrilling adventure that introduces the heroine’s origin story, and her quest to find her family and where she belongs, all while trying to escape from a science and military facility. YA Love Magazine says, “Glimmer is a thrilling ride!” Glimmer recently won an Honorable Mention in Genre Fiction by the North Street Book Prize. Tricia also writes Historical Romance as Trish Albright and her adventure series, Keepers of the Legacy, has collected a number of awards. Regardless of time or place, Tricia’s stories are known for their love of family, loyal friendships, dauntless heroes, and of course…heroines who know how to fight for their dreams.

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Click here to purchase books by Tricia Cerrone

Ernest Chambers

Signing Saturday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Ernest Chambers learned everything he knows about children from two handsome sons, two beautiful daughters, three brilliant grandchildren and Dennis The Menace. He wrote the stage musical version of Dennis The Menace and was Executive Producer of the feature film, starring Walter Matthau. In his spare time, he even wrote a few episodes of the comic strip for Dennis’s creator, Hank Ketcham. He has had a long and successful career as Producer-Writer of many of television’s most popular series and specials including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and shows for stars such as Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar, Dick Van Dyke, Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, Doris Day and Barry Manilow, to name a few. His programs have received over 50 Emmy nominations. This is the first of a series of adventures starring earth’s most adorable skunk, Smelvis.

Purchase Smelvis: The Two-Scent Skunk from Amazon or Smelvis.com

Dr. Barbara Christie

Signing Saturday from 10:00am – 11:50am

Dr. Barbara Christie has admired and studied animals throughout her life, so it was appropriate that her first book Look At Me, Look At Me-Can You Guess My Specialty? is about animals and their special characteristics that help them survive in their surroundings. Her debut nonfiction children’s book helps children use their natural powers of observation to explore the world of animals. The book is published by University of Southern California’s Figueroa Press. The content of the book supports the California Common Core Standards for Kinder – 2nd grade. The book is beautifully illustrated by Lori Ann Levy-Holm. Dr. Christie is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Curriculum Specialist and teaches in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at USC helping to prepare the next generation of secondary science teachers. She has written dozens of grants and has received over $500,000 in funding to support K-12 STEM programs.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Barbara Christie

Click here to purchase Look At Me, Look At Me-Can You Guess My Specialty?

Toni Gallagher

Signing Saturday from 3:00pm – 3:50pm

No stranger to storytelling, Toni Gallagher earned a journalism degree from Northwestern University and has a successful career in reality TV. She began as a story editor on the early seasons of MTV’s The Real World and was a producer on the beloved Disney Channel show Bug Juice, about real kids at summer camp. Currently she is an executive producer of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo. Her first middle grade novel, Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell, was released in September, 2015. The sequel, Twist My Charm: Love Potion #11, will be released May 24, 2016.

Toni lives in Los Angeles and loves finding the magic in it.

Click here to learn more about Toni Gallagher

Paula D. Golden

Signing Saturday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

A talented artist by trade, Paula Golden’s writing brims with deliciously vivid images, and fun wordplay is always sprinkled in to enchant her young readers.

Her first book, A Surprise Party for James, illustrated by Philip Hone Williams, was self-published in 2014. Children love to pretend to go places. Get ready to ride with John and Kaycee as they travel in a bus full of friends to a surprise party, experiencing the unexpected every step of the way! (Chapter book ages 5-8)

Her second book, A Pet Just for Me!, illustrated by Laura Esthela González, was self-published in 2014. Its whimsical pages entice and engage little ones to join in the fun of guessing what pet is coming home. It beautifully captures the anticipation of a future loving owner. (Picture book ages 0-7)

Paula is a graduate of CSU Long Beach. Currently, she is employed in the healthcare and education industries. She also tutors at-risk youth throughout the San Fernando Valley. Expect more titles to be released by this author!

Paula is the Newsletter Chair for the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is Vice President of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales in Santa Clarita. Paula resides in Winnetka, CA with her family.

Joan Bransfield Graham

Signing Saturday from 12:00pm – 1:50pm

Poet Joan Bransfield Graham has been widely published in journals, anthologies, textbooks, and magazines. She’s done freelance writing for ABC-TV and The Writer. Her books for children, Splish Splash and Flicker Flash—shape poems about water and light—inspire students to write their own poetry. Both books were SLJ Best Books of the Year and NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts, among many other honors. She also has a poetry/classical music CD—The Song We Chose to Sing.

Her newest book The Poem That Will Not End: Fun with Poetic Forms and Voices is the opposite of Writer’s Block. Ryan O’ Brian can’t stop writing poetry and does so in unique ways; check out the trailer http://youtu.be/hCHXuZec6Us. Poem is a NCTE Notable Poetry Book, winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and recipient of a Eureka! Silver Award for Excellence in Nonfiction.

A former teacher, Joan enjoys encouraging students to think creatively and has given hundreds of presentations at schools, libraries, and conferences worldwide, including the Casablanca American School in Morocco. An avid photographer, she uses images from around the globe in her talks.

Joan has lived in the north, south, east, and west—New Jersey, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Virginia, and California—as her husband, Jim, was an FBI agent for 22 years. A friend calls them “Rhymes & Crimes.”

Click here to learn more about Joan Bransfield Graham

Lisa Gail Green

Signing Saturday from 10:00am – 10:50am

Lisa Gail Green lives with her husband the rocket scientist and their three junior mad scientists in Southern California. She writes books so she can have an excuse to live in the fantasy world in her head. She likes to share these with readers so she’s represented by the lovely Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content. She has a parrot but would most definitely get a werewolf for a pet if she weren’t allergic.

Lisa loves YA. She believes with all her heart that teen readers are ready and willing to experience things that some adults have closed their minds to, that books are the safest way to explore, learn, and escape, and that imagination is the key to just about everything.

Rebecca Jordan-Glum

Signing Saturday from 10:00am – 11:50am

Rebecca Jordan-Glum is a Los Angeles based artist, illustrator, designer, and writer. She has a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York where she graduated with the Certificate of Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration. Her first children’s picture book, A Fairy Tale, in which she created the illustrations, cover design, and type is the recipient of a 2015 Gold Mom’s Choice Award. She has exhibited across the United States and her work was recently selected by KSpace Contemporary for inclusion in a public mural project made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. She is represented by Erica Rand Silverman of Sterling Lord Literistic.

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T. Katz

Signing Saturday from 3:00pm – 3:50pm

T. Katz is an accomplished storyteller. Known as “Afternoon T” to the 250,000 loyal radio fans (in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys) that regularly tune in to her weekday drive-time radio show, she is also a multi-platform author with two current children’s chapter books (No Family Tree and Ghost in the Key of A), and someone who also captivates adult audiences with Tea with T. observational musings about life (steeped and served up sweet, sometimes strong – but never bitter) at www.tkatz.com.

A lifelong musician who began performing as a teen studio vocalist in Hollywood, she’s coached music to thousands of students over the years. Ghost in the Key of A is a whimsical tale that draws from her many experiences in the entertainment industry and from time on the piano bench with aspiring musicians. She hopes her story will inspire and motivate anyone interested in learning more about music.

No Family Tree For Me highlights adoption and blended families. Her own adoption story and colorful blended family help her address issues that face blended families. A sweet and tender story, No Family Tree emphasizes that family is not just about who you share your DNA with, but about love.

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Derek Taylor Kent

Signing Saturday from 1:00pm – 1:50pm

Derek Taylor Kent is an author, screenwriter, and performer based out of Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in theater and playwriting. Derek received a multi-book deal from HarperCollins for his series Scary School (written under pen name Derek the Ghost). The first book won an award for “Funniest Chapter Book of the Year” from Children’s Literature Network and has become one of the most popular series for middle-grade readers. His bi-lingual picture book El Perro con Sombrero was released August, 2015 through Holt/Macmillan and quickly became a best-selling new picture book. Other available books include the award-winning educational picture book Simon and the Solar System and the magical adventure Rudy and the Beast. His latest novel, a puzzle-adventure called Kubrick’s Game, is set for release September 26, 2016. When he’s not writing, Derek keeps busy doing school visits all across the country, bringing the joy of reading and writing to the next generation.

Click here to learn more about Derek Taylor Kent

Click here to learn more about Scary School

Barbara Kolberg

Signing Saturday from 10:00am – 11:50am

Barbara Kolberg is an illustrator, author and narrative storyteller. She works in a variety of mediums both traditional and digital. She holds an MFA in Illustration, and teaches digital art in Southern California. She is a member of SCBWI, Women in Animation, and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

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Click here to purchase Wish Stealer: A Dangerously Uncommon Tale

John Lanza

Signing Saturday from 1:00pm – 1:50pm

John Lanza is the Chief Mammal of Snigglezoo Entertainment and author and co-illustrator of the highly-acclaimed “Share & Save & Spend Smart” Money Mammals book series, featuring the Dr. Toy award-winning Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal and Joe the Monkey Learns to Share picture books. The third and final book in the series, Joe the Monkey and Friends Learn About Spending Smart, was released on April 1, 2016. John created The Money Mammals “Saving Money Is Fun” DVD and founded The Money Mammals Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club, which is partnered with credit unions nationwide. John is recognized nationally as a thought leader in the youth financial literacy arena, as he has been featured in or on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, KCAL-TV, KNBC-TV and a number of other national and regional broadcast, online and print outlets.

Click here to learn more about John Lanza and The Money Mammals

April Seojin Lee

Signing Saturday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

April Seojin Lee was born in South Korea in 1982. She has lived in New York, Seoul and the LA area in CA. She was educated at SunHwa Arts high school and Seoul National University for Design major, and graduated a Character Animation major at California Institute of the Arts. After graduating school, April was trained at Walt Disney Animation Studios, but the time had reached the era of 3D animation for films, but her passion always has been trying to create moving illustrations. So her love of drawing and passion for moving illustrations naturally drove her to the children’s book industry with the invention of iPads/Kindles and eBooks. Her first published book, The Dragon and the Pixies is in ebook/app form (illustrations and animations done by April) and received honorable mention from London and LA book festivals. April’s inspirations come from nature, art nouveau, old illustrators like Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, Erte, Aubrey Beardsley, the work of Brian and Wendy Froud, and some Disney animations.

Click here to learn more about April Seojin Lee

Purchase The Dragon and the Pixies from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iTunes

Tracy Leshay

Signing Saturday from 1:00pm – 2:50pm

Tracy Leshay’s debut book, She Yelled. I Screamed…She Pulled my Hair! is the first in a planned series of picture books about two sisters named Phoebe and Audrey. Becoming a children’s book writer was never the plan, but a photographic-print series of her daughter’s long locks sparked Tracy’s imagination. She Yelled was a Kirkus Reviews Indie Pick upon its 2015 release and has since won multiple awards for both writing and illustration. Tracy also blogs about photographically-illustrated picture books, and she recently wrote a first-time telling of how the game Barrel Of Monkeys came to market for the toy-industry trade magazine, The Toy Book. Currently, Tracy is at work on her next Phoebe and Audrey tale, The Land of Trouble.

Click here to learn more about Tracy Leshay

Click here to purchase She Yelled. I Screamed…She Pulled my Hair!

Rita Lossett

Signing Saturday from 12:00pm – 12:50pm

Rita Lossett’s first children’s book, A Nutty World On the Edge of the Rain Forest, is the result of her connections to the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens where she has been a docent for ten years. She also finds connections as a contributing writer to the zoo’s magazine, All Creatures. Her interest in plant/animal relationships began when she was a teacher in Africa.

Click here to purchase A Nutty World On the Edge of the Rain Forest

R.S. Mellette

Signing Saturday from 2:00pm – 3:50pm

R.S. Mellette’s debut novel, Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand, from Elephant Bookshelf’s Press is about to be followed up by the sequel, Billy Bobble and the Witch Hunt. Prior to the Billy Bobble series, Mellette’s Sci-Fi short stories were published in the anthologies: The Fall: Tales from the Apocalypse, Spring Fevers and Summer’s Edge. Mellette is an Associate Director of Dances With Films. He wrote the first web-to-television intellectual property, "The Xena Scrolls," for Universal Studios’ Xena: Warrior Princess. Mellette is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and a regional board member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Click here to learn more about R.S. Mellette

Click here to purchase Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand

Lucy Ravitch

Signing Saturday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Pancake Menu: What will you order? is an interactive book for kids 6-11 to play restaurant and practice math at the same time! It’s the first book in the Kids Menu Book series. Twelve creative pancakes have a rhyming description and price on fully laminated pages that unfold to reveal the recipes. Printable play money and order sheets are free to download at kidsmenubooks.com! Author/illustrator, Lucy Ravitch took The Pancake Menu onto Good Morning America shortly before its release in July 2015. Lucy has a background in elementary education and loves to make math fun for kids.

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Purchase The Pancake Menu from Amazon and autographed books on kidsmenubooks.com

Kristin Riddick

Signing Saturday from 2:00pm – 3:50pm

Kristin Riddick is the author of 3 books in A Kat McGee Adventure series: Kat McGee and the Halloween Costume Caper, Kat McGee Saves America, and her latest, Kat McGee and the Thanksgiving Turkey Train. Kristin, like Kat, never met an adventure she didn’t like. She has acted in commercials, sitcoms, webisodes, and her husband’s road trip movies. Her voice can be heard on television and in films, but you will never know it is hers so it seems very mysterious. She teaches Pilates and spinning to stay sane, and because she thinks it puts people in better moods. Kristin is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and a graduate of The University of Virginia. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Austin with her husband, and they just began the greatest adventure of all—parenthood.

Click here to learn more about Kristin Riddick

Charissa Sims

Signing Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:50pm

Charissa Sims is an entrepreneur and first time children’s author. She is passionate about water conservation and helping educate others about ways to conserve water and funds projects that provide water for people around the world. She has her own ergonomics consulting business and loves to meditate and empower women. Mrs. Sims is a mother of two children and lives with her husband and family in Los Angeles, CA.

Click here to learn more about Kinley the Water Dragon

Sarah Skilton

Signing Saturday from 10:00am – 10:50am

Sarah Skilton is the author of Bruised, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and which the Horn Book called, “nuanced and honest.” Her second book, High and Dry, has been called “A dark, well-constructed mystery with a strong voice” by Kirkus. She lives in Southern California with her magician husband and their young son.

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Purchase books by Sarah Skilton from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books A Million and Indiebound

April Halprin Wayland

Signing Saturday from 12:00pm – 1:50pm

April Halprin Wayland is the author of seven books, including More Than Enough—a Passover Story (Dial); the gold medal-winning New Year at the Pier (Dial), and the award-winning novel in poems, Girl Coming in for a Landing (Knopf). She blogs at www.TeachingAuthors.com, is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and received the 2015 UCLA Extension Writer’s Program Outstanding Creative Writing Instructor award, where she has been teaching since 1999. When she is not writing, April plays the fiddle with folk musicians, hikes with friends, and helps people vote. She lives near the beach in Southern California with her husband, their licky, lanky dog, a tortoise named Sheldon (because he has a shell) and a cat named Snot.

Click here to learn more about April Halprin Wayland

Purchase More Than Enough and New Year at the Pier

Maiya Williams

Signing Saturday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Maiya Williams’ debut novel, The Golden Hour, published by Amulet Books for Harry N. Abrams, won first place in the 2004 Southern California Bookseller’s Association Book Award. Along with Hour of the Cobra and Hour of the Outlaw, these books became a popular time travel trilogy for middle grade readers who love adventure, history, mystery and humor. Maiya’s next book, The Fizzy Whiz Kid, also published by Amulet, follows the misadventures a boy who becomes an instant celebrity when he is cast as the spokesperson for a soft drink. Her latest novel, Middle School Cool, published by Random House, soon to come out as a paperback with the new title, Kaboom Academy, is a humorous book about a journalism class that reports on strange events at their very experimental middle school. Maiya is also a television writer and producer, and has written for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Mad-TV, and Futurama. She is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, West and of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators and volunteers for WriteGirl, a mentoring program for young women.

Click here to learn more about Maiya Williams

Robin Yardi

Signing Saturday from 11:00am – 12:50pm

Robin Yardi is the author of the nonfiction picture book They Just Know: Animal Instincts, and the absolutely-not-nonfiction middle grade novel The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez. She loves animals of all sorts, homemade cakes, and kids! School Library Journal called her debut novel, “A fun, action-filled tale whose protagonist has a distinct and sincere young voice.” And the Kirkus starred review dubbed The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez, “A magnificent novel that defines what it is to be an older brother, a friend, and, yes, even a knight.”

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Purchase books by Robin Yardi from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Square Up (for signed copies)